Group protests Wendy's over price of tomatoes

Posted at 3:20 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-13 07:35:38-04

PALM BEACH, Fla---- Hundreds of farmworkers took over a street in Palm Beach today, supporting a boycott of the fast-food chain Wendy's.

Palm Beach is the vacation home of the chain's chairman Nelson Peltz.

Not just farmworkers from here in Florida, but supporters from around the county marched the streets, calling on the chain to join the fair-food program.

"Bring the corporation to the table with the CIW to respect farm workers human rights," says Julia De La Cruz with the CIW.

Protestors are calling attention to the national boycott of Wendy's saying the chain refuses to pay a penny-per-pound for its tomatoes to supplement farmworkers wages.

Pastor Miguel Estrada from Immokalee, Florida says there's one message here.

"A little push on the back of Wendy's so they can feel it in some way," says Estrada.

There was some push back from the town with concerns over loud noises, however it was a peaceful protest and everyone stuck to the sidewalk like they were supposed to.

De La Cruz says that's always the case.

"Believe that as human beings, everyone has the right to freedom of expression," says De La Cruz.